*The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America.
The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, California.
It’s a total bummer that everything in life costs money. Just keeping your home warm or cool makes up 54% of your annual utility bills. One thing that’s more expensive than most anything you can think of is breaking the law. One hunter figured this out the hard way and will be paying for it for a while. But, with a twist.
Did we say hunter? We meant poacher. This past hunting season, authorities in Missouri caught wind of a substantial poaching operation. Big enough to be among the largest poaching operations in the state’s history.
If Ariana Grande’s latest video is anything to go by, the captivating songstress can definitely sit with us.
During any given daylight moment across the U.S., approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices. And there’s little doubt that a lot of people at least thought about breaking the law when Ariana’s much-anticipated music video for her new single, “Thank U, Next,” was finally released.
The Christmas spirit hasn’t quite spread to the town of Old Bridge, New Jersey yet this season. The town is threatening to shut down the extravagant light display at the home of Thomas and Kris Apruzzi if they do not pay $2,000 per night for security.
*There’s an interesting situation going on in Mexico of all places. In Tijuana, immigrants from Haiti have found a welcoming home and have set up what appears to be a small, but growing community on it’s way to sustaining itself, reports the San Diego Union:
For John Arold Lazarre, the plan was to migrate to Miami, to join his aunts, uncles and cousins there. He would build a new life in the United States and send money home to his young son and widowed mother in La Gonâve, Haiti.
Tijuana? That was never his dream.
But now a year after arriving at Mexico’s northern border, the 29-year-old migrant has no plans to move away. “I never want to go anywhere illegally again,” Lazarre said one night last week as he prepared for an overnight shift helping guide airplanes at Tijuana’s A.L.Rodríguez International Airport.